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Front Line Golf, Luxury Apartment, Full Air Con, Extra Large Balcony



Updated: 26-Nov-2016
Apartment in Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort, Costa Calida, Spain - Extra Large Balcony, 20 Mins To Mar Menor Beaches

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The apartment is 1st floor with an extra large L-shaped balcony which more than doubles the living area. Spectacular views over the lake and golf course. The resort is very spacious, quiet, beautifully maintained and and has a traditional Spanish style. It is just 20 minutes from the Mar Menor which has miles of clean, safe beaches and traditional 'low-rise' resorts. Hacienda Riquelme centre is in the beautiful historic manor house and has an excellent restaurant, bars, pizzaria, big Spar supermarket, and golf pro-shop. The small town of Sucina is just a 5 minute drive away and has lots more bars, restaurants and shops. There are 20 superb swimming pools throughout the resort, the nearest is just two minute's walk away. Sports facilities include tennis courts, outdoor gym, short tennis, boule pistes (steel boule in apartment for you to use), driving range and practice greens (2 sets of clubs in apartment for you to use). Security is excellent, with controlled access and 24/7 patrols. There are many other golf courses nearby and you are welcome to borrow our two sets of clubs.

Prices include: electricity, gas, water, TV, Wi-Fi

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Marilyn and I are are both recently retired, Marilyn from a lifetime of teaching, and me from a long career as a car designer and a shorter career as a Design and Technology teacher.

Marilyn still keeps very busy directing plays and musicals, learning Spanish, keeping fit and working for charities. I will now have more time for playing golf, riding my bike, windsurfing, skiing, painting and of course, coming out to Hacienda Riquelme.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fab Fab Fab - that's what we think of your apartment at Riquelme. We had a great time with beautiful weather every day. The apartment was everything I hoped it would be - lovely position and very comfortably furnished and a totally relaxing atmosphere. We hope to visit again next year -- Janet, Aug12 PS, Eddy thought the golf clubs were great!

Can we take this opportunity to tell you what a wonderful time we have had. Everything has been just what we wanted. We will definitely be returning sooner rather than later and would like to have two weeks next year. -- Franks family, Aug12

We had a wonderful time, the apartment was very clean and tidy and we loved the decoration. We hope to return in the autumn ...We would have no reservations at all about recommending your lovely apartment. -- Kay, Jun09.

Fantastic holiday, beautiful apartment. It was great sitting on the balcony watching the golf and we thoroughly enjoyed playing the challenging course. -- Andy and Wendy, Sep09
Apr 2008
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


Fab Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday at Hacienda Riquelme with our young family. Everything we needed was there, pool round the corner, tennis courts and park over the golf course! Apartment was spot on with comfy beds and all the amenities we needed. Have already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and the apartment. Thank you for your booking for next year.
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Beautiful apartment in a fantastic position

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful apartment for 2 weeks. Paul and Marilyn have worked hard to provide everything that you could possibly need in the apartment. The balcony is a real bonus with its beautiful views in a peaceful yet convenient location. The fabulous pools and the lovely restaurants were an added bonus in an immaculate resort. We loved every minute. Thank you Paul and Marilyn!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you and the children enjoyed your holiday so much and we look forward to you booking with us again.
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Lovely 10 days!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment with great amenities, great location on complex, lovely pool and most of the time great weather! Worth hiring a car! Paul and Aiden great communication as always. Will book again! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Philippa - as you know, we do everything we can to make your holiday as good as possible... unfortunately we can't control the weather! That was quite a storm you had! I'm pleased that the advice about hiring a car worked out for you, the driving really is easy on such empty roads isn't it. We look forward to your third booking with us.
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Another great family holiday at this apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here last year and loved it, again this year another relaxing break. The apartment is perfect for a family holiday, it is clean and well maintained. You can choose cook and eat outside on a fantastic balcony or choose a range of restaurants in the area especially in Sucina. For restaurants sucina is getting better and better and my favourites are la vista, marios and the village inn. If you have a car there are lots to do and eat in Cartagena and Los alcazares, you must try le catedral in Cartagena, amazing.

I would recommend this apartment and will be staying again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Mike, and your restaurant suggestions. We look forward to your visit next year!
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First Class Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our experience overall was excellent. From the time we made the initial booking via the site until our departure from Alicante, everything was as set out on the site.

The booking was trouble fee and Paul answered any queries that I had regarding the apartment, what was on site etc. He provided us with directions from the airport directly to the resort, and we collected the keys in the allocated place.

The apartment is exactly as described, spotlessly clean, and well equipped. The nearest swimming pool was 2/3 minutes walk away, and the apartment overlooks the 11th green. The only "noise" that you will hear will be the ducks and frogs at the lake alongside the 11th green. The apartment also has golf clubs, tennis racquets, sun loungers and a parasol for the pool, and deckchairs etc. for the beach.

The resort is excellent, and very secure. There is a gatehouse with security barriers, regular patrols throughout the resort, and night time patrols also. The golf course is well maintained, there's an excellent restaurant on site (El Cason), and a fully stocked SPAR supermarket. About 5 minutes drive away is the local town of Sucina, which has a number of restaurants, shops, bars etc.

The apartment has a file full of places to see, favourite restaurants, how everything works in the apartment etc., and if you have any other concerns, the keyholder is on the end of the phone or email.

If anyone is looking for a relaxing holiday, in an excellent resort, then I would highly recommend a stay here. I can understand why some people make return trips to this apartment. Thank you Paul for a most enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Third Visit

  • 5 of 5

As with previous visits, the apartment was beautifully prepared . Cannot fault anything.Really enjoy the very large sunny balcony overlooking the lake and 11th hole.Thought the whole resort was stunningly maintained. Took the golf clubs out for another airing.The course is still a real challenge! Looking forward to our next visit. Fab!x

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday again this year.
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From the Owner

We chose our apartment on Hacienda Riquelme for the spectacular view, and we never tire of sitting on the balcony and watching the golf in the day and the sun setting across the lake in the evening. We love Hacienda Riquelme and think that it is a very special place; spacious, peaceful and beautiful. We also love the Mar Menor beaches, the fact that this part of Spain is largely unspoilt and that there is so much to do in the region.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Murcia San Javier at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Resort Centre, El Cason at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort Nearest Motorway : RM-1 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Resort Centre, El Cason at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Los Narejos, Mar Menor at 25 Kilometres Car: recommended


Murcia has three different coasts - the Mar Menor (20 min) has warm quiet water, miles of safe sandy beaches, great water sports facilities, lovely palm lined promenades, bike hire, lots of beach bars, tapas bars, nature parks, several different resorts, Los Narejos, Los Alcazares, La Ribera, Lo Pagan - to the north are classic, golden sand Mediterranean beaches (30 min) - and to the south the coastline is rugged and mountainous with coves and beaches between the headlands (30-40 min)


Cheapest flights can be booked with our flexible changeover days (eg Tuesday - Tuesday). Murcia airport is just 17 min away with direct flights from RyanAir, EasyJet, Monarch, etc. Hire cars can be picked up at the airport. Alicante airport 55 min away by easy roads and has more flights, so can be even cheaper. Detailed map will be sent to you giving clear instructions of how to get to the resort.


Sucina, 5 min drive, is the nearest small town with bars, lots of restaurants, cafes, and several handy shops. Murcia City (30min drive) has a fine cathedral, excellent shops and a wonderful Casino with rooms in the styles of European palaces. Cartagena (30 min drive) is an ancient Roman town with a wealth of history, a busy and attractive port and an interesting labyrinth of characterful backstreets. At the top of the Mar Menor (20 min drive) are the popular mud baths at Lo Pagan where you can experience this health spa treatment for free.

Further Details:

Eating out - Hacienda Riquelme resort has an excellent, reasonably priced restaurant in the historic and elegant mansion house. There are a good variety of restaurants in nearby Sucina and many, many more in the towns along the shore of the Mar Menor. For a special occasion there is the truly excellent (but still reasonably priced) and unique 110 year old 'La Encarnacion' restaurant on the sea front in Los Alcazares. And why not eat right on the beach at a superb fish restaurants in La Ribera, an unforgettable experience. Peraleja Golf (next door to Hacienda Riquelme) has a 'Stables Bar' which serves excellent tapas and also has a fine modern restaurant with a panoramic view. The book in the apartment has details of all our favourites including a choca-holics dream cafe in Cartegena, best value all-day breakfast by the beach, chill-out bar watching the kite-surfers, best Tapas bars, excellent Indian restaurants and as many authentic Spanish restaurants as we can find... we visit as often as we can to continue the research for you!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% is required to secure your booking, with the balance being payable 2 months before your holiday arrival day. A £100 security deposit is also required with the balance. This will be returned within two weeks of your departure subject to a satisfactory check-out. Payments can be made by cheque or BACS. Cleaning/laundry is paid locally and is 55 euros.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days to help you get the best value flights which are often mid-week. Check-in time from 4pm, check-out time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the apartment per week or per night in UK pounds. Minimum stay 3 nights. Cleaning is charged separately and is 55 Euros, paid locally. Discounts are available for longer stays - please contact us for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

EXTRA SIZE --- All the apartments are virtually the same size, but the balconies are different. Our balcony is one of the few L-shaped dual aspect balconies and it doubles the living area (it is 4x the size of the smallest balconies). It makes the apartment very relaxing and spacious. VIEWS --- Probably the best views on the resort along the length of the lake. EXTRAS we provide --- loungers, parasol, lilo's, etc for the pool. Beach chairs, parasol, buckets/spades, boule, etc for the beach. In the apartment there are extra shelves, cupboards, chest of drawers, UK plug extension leads, hairdryer. INFORMATION BOOK --- we have built up a ring binder full of ideas for things to do, our favourite restaurants, beaches, walks, and maps of how to get there - one of our guests described it as the 'bible' for their holiday.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 88 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, glass shower screen, handy extra shelf by basin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, WC, bidet, heated towel rail and radiator, extra shelf for all your make-up etc next to basin


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, + 2 single inflatable mattresses with integral electric pump
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, double doors to balcony
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Air-conditioning in both. Bedroom 1 with 2 single beds (normally made as a double). Doors onto balcony. Fitted wardrobes/drawers. Hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with two single beds (can be double), wardrobe/drawers as 1. Lots of storage, extra cupboard.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Meet and Greet available - our key holder will meet you at the gatehouse and familiarise you with the apartment. (15euro charge for this service). Larger groups - may be possible by renting our apartment and the adjacent apartment , please enquire. Full air-conditioning, plus central heating for the winter evenings. Info book - how everything works in the apartment, lots of things to do in the area, our favourite beaches, restaurants, bars, walks, etc, maps of how to get there, golf info, emergency contacts - everything we can think of to help you have a great holiday! Outside: Stunning open views from the balcony over the golf course and lake. Dual aspect balcony faces south and west - dining area to catch the morning sun - lounge area to enjoy the sunset over the lake from the comfort of the rattan sofa and easy chairs - plus lots of room to enjoy the loungers provided. Underground car park for secure cool parking. Over 20 swimming pools on the resort with the nearest just two minute's walk away. Loungers and parasol provided to take with you. Tennis courts nearby and outdoor gym for simple exercises. The resort is finished to a very high standard in the traditional Spanish style with tree lined avenues, paths, lawns and colourful gardens. landscaping. Utility Room: Balcony type utility room next to kitchen. Wall mounted central heating boiler, wall storage unit, washing machine, plenty of space for drying towels after your swim. Also provided; buckets/spades to take to beach, parasol and loungers to take to pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, towels and all bed linen are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. The apartment is cleaned and prepared just before your arrival. There is a charge of 55 Euros for cleaning and laundry (4 guests), to be paid locally. Other: Two sets of new golf clubs (large head drivers, 1 mens, 1 womens) which you are welcome to borrow. Our balcony has a comfortable sofa and chairs to relax in while watching the play on the 11th green. 4 loungers for balcony or take to pool, plus parasol.

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